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You don't watch 'Continuum'? It was discussed awhile ago in that thread with "better" pictures. Rachel Nichols is a total knockout; not the finest thespian though.
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You don't watch 'Continuum'? It was discussed awhile ago in that thread with "better" pictures. Rachel Nichols is a total knockout; not the finest thespian though.

We all gotta start somewhere. The same could be said of Bill Murray.
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Isn't Rachel Nichols the Continuum chick? Was she in a Star Trek movie?
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Isn't Rachel Nichols the Continuum chick? Was she in a Star Trek movie?
Yes, and also in the 2009 Star Trek was caught fraking around with Kirk.

Back to GOTG, Zoe's make up seemed a little heavy handed to me. I get that she was supposed to be this fierce warrior beeotch, but her face looked a little bestial to me...nit pick.




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You don't watch 'Continuum'? It was discussed awhile ago in that thread with "better" pictures. Rachel Nichols is a total knockout; not the finest thespian though.
D'oh! Yeah, I watch Continuum. Didn't make the connection between Kiera and the green hottie from ST. The ol' neural synapses don't fire as frequently as they use to.

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Yes, and also in the 2009 Star Trek was caught fraking around with Kirk.

Back to GOTG, Zoe's make up seemed a little heavy handed to me. I get that she was supposed to be this fierce warrior beeotch, but her face looked a little bestial to me...nit pick.

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These women give a whole new meaning to "going green." Also a good way to get more roughage in your diet. Seconds? Why sure, honey.
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Going to watch this tonight. I've been excited for this one since it was announced. Here's hoping I like it as much as most of you do.
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Zoe looked more like Herman Munster than a green Rachel Nichols in Star Trek.
When I made that crack, I was thinking of ST:OS. But it was Capt Pike w the green girl, not Kirk. I had totally forgotten about Abram's Trek; shows what I know.

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Just got home... What a ride! Is it the most sophisticated movie? No. Is it a blast? Absolutely! The characters gain definition as the movie progresses with out of this world personalities ranging from a sociopathic raccoon, to good natured lumber, to a revenge filled beast, to an assassin with "daddy issues", to a somewhat bumbling, intergalactic outlaw, with a deep fondness for 70's-80's hits... Phew... That was a mouthful. Great casting to fill these unique roles. You never got the feeling that anyone among the cast was dragging behind the rest.

I enjoyed the combination of witty and crude humor. Even if it leaned more towards the crude, the overall effect was funny. James Gunn had a pretty good vision for what he wanted the movie to be and he gave the audience a great introduction to the galactic side of Marvel, outside of Asgard.

The action was a lot of fun, but the sound design and post mix was a tad messy. Maybe it was the Atmos theatre with its new speakers that were harsh, but during a lot of the action, the overall feeling was tiring on my ears. Pretty good cinematography, even during the mayhem, where I had no trouble keeping up with what was going on. The CGI was seamless, especially for the foul-mouthed Rocket Racoon, who they managed to blend perfectly into the movie. On the 3D front, I enjoyed it for the most part. There were a lot of scenes that could have benefited from added depth, but it wasn't a bad experience. Not as good a conversion as Star Trek: Into Darkness, but definitely not a disgrace like Clash Of The Titans.

I can't wait for this wonderfully zany group of misfits to team up with The Avengers in The Avengers 3 (my guess, no official confirmation). Should be a good clash of egos and solid partnerships to take on Thanos when he shows up.

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This is probably one of the highest compliments I can give, but after all the expectations of this movie and all the hype on this movie, they delivered FULLY the WHOLE way through the movie!

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Seen it twice now , in Imax and in 2d. I doubt ill see it again but it was a fun ride. Saw more in the collectors room 2nd time around then the first.
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Just got back from taking the fam to this in IMAX 3D. What a trip! Groot is one bad mofo. I really liked it. Need to think about where I rank it in the MCU. Cap 2 is still my fave.

As of now this is my ranking:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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Thor
Captain America: The First Avenger
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Just got back from taking the fam to this in IMAX 3D. What a trip! Groot is one bad mofo. I really liked it. Need to think about where I rank it in the MCU. Cap 2 is still my fave.

As of now this is my ranking:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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Truth be told, I like them all.
Good stuff wabo. Looking forward in watching it. My list still has Avengers as no 1. But like you I like them all.
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Someone said something like, "lower your expectations and you'll have a blast with this". I think that's a true statement, though I'd probably enjoy it a lot more at home. Perhaps lowering their expectations is what earned Disney a boat-load of cash with GotG. A good film if not a bit over-hyped.

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Good stuff wabo. Looking forward in watching it. My list still has Avengers as no 1. But like you I like them all.
The Avengers is number one on my Marvel hit parade too, although I agree with Wabo that all of the Marvel films are terrific.
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Someone said something like, "lower your expectations and you'll have a blast with this". I think that's a true statement, though I'd probably enjoy it a lot more at home. Perhaps lowering their expectations is what earned Disney a boat-load of cash with GotG. A good film if not a bit over-hyped.
That brings up an interesting question. Do you guys think your perception of GotG would have been different if the marketing and promotion had been cut in half?
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That brings up an interesting question. Do you guys think your perception of GotG would have been different if the marketing and promotion had been cut in half?
The subject of preconceived notions and how they're shaped was brought up by me earlier in this thread, so my answer would be a resounding yes. Regardless of whether or not I've seen the film yet. And regardless of what subject we're talking about. Be it movies or anything else.

You guys gotta learn it someday. Most of the time we're being told what to do and how to think...and we do it and think it. We just don't realize it. Control is an illusion in modern society.

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^^^ Steven, I think you were drinking when you posted the above.

I think you're absolutely correct about certain conceptions we perceive being influenced by the media and other blathering talking heads telling us what to think, politics chief among them.

Movies, not so much. At least for me. I pay no attention to the man behind the curtain; what's in front of it is all that matters. Every time.
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You guys gotta learn it someday. Most of the time we're being told what to do and how to think...and we do it and think it. We just don't realize it. Control is an illusion in modern society.

And I'm not even drinking yet...
Yes you were. But you just didn't realize it.
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That brings up an interesting question. Do you guys think your perception of GotG would have been different if the marketing and promotion had been cut in half?
That is an interesting question, but I was mostly referring to word-of-mouth when I said it's over-hyped. It is a good movie and I'll purchase it, but it's gotten more praise than it deserves, IMO.

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That brings up an interesting question. Do you guys think your perception of GotG would have been different if the marketing and promotion had been cut in half?
Nope. For me I only watched one trailer and Star Lord had me as he rolled up the finger. That is the extent of my GotG knowledge.
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Regarding my question about the marketing hype, I was quite indifferent about seeing it months ago. And even got a little annoyed by it when they ramped up the marketing to unbelievable levels. I can't imagine what they spent on that. But the main reason I went to see it opening day was because of my kids. Talk about marketing pressure! I basically took them so they'd be quiet about it.

That said, despite all the marketing (never paid close attention to the details anyway) I went in with no expectations one way or the other. And I think that helped me enjoy it more than I think I would have otherwise. And I think the baseline reason I was able to go in with that mindset was because I wanted to like the movie (even before all the marketing).
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Saw it last night and my girlfriend and I both loved it. Very fun movie...perfect for a date night. We 'd both heard good things from friends, and of course the high RT rating, and it didn't disappoint. Several genuine laugh-out-loud moments, and we both left with big smiles on our faces. (We even chuckled at the after-credits scene.)

Loved, loved, loved the soundtrack, too.

8.5 out of 10. Had we watched it in 2D, may have given it a 9 out of 10, but the 3D was a big of a letdown.

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I think a lot of folks are misinterpreting RT scores. Just because a movie is in the over 90% range doesn't mean it's supposed to be the best movie ever. It just means the vast majority of reviews are favorable. A review that basically says "Overall, it was enjoyable. Not the best movie of the year by a long shot, but it was fun..." would count as a "fresh" tomato.
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